Month: December 2016

2016 was rough, but local artists and spaces stepped up

While this year or Trump’s ascension felt like one long punch in the mouth, lots of great local art hit back. I look back at 2016 in galleries, museums, and unconventional spaces, in Indy Week.  

Kelly McChesney takes the helm at Lump

After Kelly McChesney moved her Flanders Galery into the same building as Bill Thelen’s seminal Lump Gallery, they saw an opportunity. Now McChesney is taking the directorial lead for the whole space. I talked to McChesney about the transition, and its context, for Indy Week.